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Nightjar from central Peru (1 Viewer)


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Hi again,

This is another one from Paujil, central Pasco.
This was just below 800 masl, in fairly stunted forest on a ridge in the eastern foothills. I startled a couple of nightjars, which I think were resting on the ground. One disappeared, the other one fortunately perched on a branch where I was able to get some photos. I saw white flashes on the wings of at least one of the two, which rules out a number of options but I'm still not sure, as I have very little experience with neotropical caprimulgids.
I'm thinking maybe Blackish?

Many thanks as always!



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Terrific, thanks for confirming! The only caprimulgid I've seen in 7 months in Peru, at least it's a good one!

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